Board of Trustees

Paulette Brown, Esq., Chair

Former Senior Partner & Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Locke Lord LLP; First Black woman to serve as President of the American Bar Association

Robin A. Lenhardt, Esq., Vice Chair

Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

B. John Pendleton, Jr., Esq., Secretary

Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, PARTS iD, Inc.; Former Partner, DLA Piper (US)

Kenneth Y. Tanji, Treasurer

Executive Vice President and CFO, Prudential Financial, Inc.


Douglas S. Eakeley, Esq.

(Immediate Past Chair)

Of Counsel, Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Alan V. Lowenstein Professor of Corporate and Business Law, Rutgers University School of Law

John J. Farmer, Jr., Esq.

(Past Chair)

Former New Jersey Attorney General; Director, Eagleton Institute of Politics; Justice Alan B. Handler Scholar; Director, Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Paul J. Fishman, Esq.

Partner, Arnold & Porter, Former United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey

Michael D. Francis, Esq.

Managing Member, Safety First Systems

Jerome C. Harris, Jr. 

President, The Harris Organization, LLC

Ryan P. Haygood, Esq. 

President & CEO, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice

Rev. Timothy Adkins-Jones, Ph.D.

Pastor, Bethany Baptist Church, Newark

Sandra King

Executive Producer and Host, Due Process

Dr. John H. Lowenstein, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, New York University

James McQueeny

Chair, Winning Strategies Public Relations LLC

Diana DeJesus-Medina

Chief of External Strategy and Affairs, LatinoJustice PRLDEF

Patricia Nachtigal, Esq. 

Formerly Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Ingersoll-Rand Co. Ltd.

Darrell K. Terry, Sr. 

President and Chief Executive Officer, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey

Martin Vergara II

Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Morgan Stanley

Nina Mitchell Wells, Esq.

Former Secretary of State for New Jersey

Dr. Antoinette Ellis-Williams, Ph.D.

Chair, Women's & Gender Studies, New Jersey City University

Gary M. Wingens, Esq.

Chair and Managing Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Zulima V. Farber, Esq. (Emerita)

Former New Jersey Attorney General

Roger A. Lowenstein, Esq. (Emeritus)

Founder, Los Angeles Leadership Academy

Theodore V. Wells, Jr., Esq. (Emeritus)

Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP


Alan V. and Amy Lowenstein

Founding Board Chair

Nicholas deB. Katzenbach, Esq.*

Founding Board Vice Chair

Hon. Dickinson R. Debevoise, Esq.*

*In Memoriam